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📒Shades Of The Planet ✍ Wai Chee Dimock
✏Shades of the Planet Book Summary : In a globalizing age, studying American literature in isolation from the rest of the world seems less and less justified. But is the conceptual box of the nation dispensable? And what would American literature look like without it?Leading scholars take up this debate in Shades of the Planet, beginning not with the United States as center, but with the world as circumference. This reversed frame yields a surprising landscape, alive with traces of West Africa, Eastern Europe, Iran, Iraq, India, China, Mexico, and Australia. The Broadway musical Oklahoma! has aboriginal antecedents; Black English houses an African syntax; American slavery consorts with the Holocaust; Philip Roth keeps company with Milan Kundera; the crime novel moves south of the border; and R. P. Blackmur lectures in Japan. A national literature becomes haunted by the world when that literature is seen extending to the Pacific, opening up to Islam, and accompanying African-American authors as they travel. Highlighting American literature as a fold in a planet-wide fabric, this pioneering volume transforms the field, redrawing its institutional as well as geographical map.The contributors are Rachel Adams, Jonathan Arac, Homi K. Bhabha, Lawrence Buell, Wai Chee Dimock, Susan Stanford Friedman, Paul Giles, David Palumbo-Liu, Ross Posnock, Joseph Roach, and Eric J. Sundquist.
📒Shades Of Earth ✍ Beth Revis
✏Shades of Earth Book Summary : Shades of Earth is the final novel in the teenage romantic science fiction trilogy, from New York Times bestseller Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe and A Million Suns. Perfect for all fans of The Hunger Games. Across the Universe was longlisted for the prestigous Carnegie Medal. Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience. But this new Earth isn't the paradise that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. But each new discovery brings more danger. And if their colony collapses then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been meaningless . . . Praise for the Across the Universe trilogy: 'A murder mystery, a budding romance and a dystopian world gracefully integrated into a sci-fi novel that blows away all expectation' - Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely 'Revis has penned a fast-paced, action-packed follow-up with her dystopian, sci-fi thriller, A Million Suns, that explores not only the nature of authority and loyalty but fear of the unknown and fulfilling one's personal destiny.' - LA Times 'A riveting thriller about space travel, secrets, murder, and Realpolitik.'- Kirkus, Kirkus starred review Beth Revis, the New York Times bestselling US author of teenage novels Across the Universe and A Million Suns. She wrote her first books whilst still at university, where she secretly jotted down stories instead of taking notes. Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and her dog, where she splits her time between writing lesson plans, writing stories, and writing up plans to travel somewhere new. bethrevis.blogspot.ca www.acrosstheuniversebook.com @bethrevis
📒The Contemporary American Novel In Context ✍ Andrew Dix
✏The Contemporary American Novel in Context Book Summary : A critical introduction to the contemporary American novel focusing on contexts, key texts and criticism.
📒Shades Of Treason ✍ Chris Raay
✏Shades of Treason Book Summary : Bryians was a planet hoping trader; he’d built his trading business from scratch, becoming one of the most successful and respected men on, the capital Planet of Zelphr, in the Draagoes System. Then came the invasion, Humanoid Bipeds called Kyrans appeared with their ships, orbiting the skies above every inhabited planets of the Draagoes system, Taking control almost overnight, and turning the once peace loving system into a cruel dictatorship of three distinct classes, with the native inhabitants clearly the lowest. As a prisoner, Bryians schemed with his fellow inmates and devised a plan to steal one of the battle cruisers from under the very noses of their captors and escape to rebuild their lives.
📒Shades Of Redemption ✍ Chuck Hoyle
✏Shades of Redemption Book Summary : The book begins with two worlds at war in the same solar system. A pair of individuals from both adversary planets flee to earth for protection from their own orbiting spheres with thoughts of revenge against each other. The story follows their tribulations on how they try to adapt to their new and strange environs. Conflict from these two planets manifests itself on earth and a struggle ensues. This quarrel ends up to be a deadly endeavor which is unknown to all on earth except for one man who is, for various reasons, very invested in finding the aliens. There are six principle characters that fill the story with intrigue and put into words the direction of the novel. The resolution of the struggle between the aliens is in doubt to the very end.
📒Shades Of Gray ✍ Bill Gray
✏Shades of Gray Book Summary : SHADES OF GRAY-INTO THE LIGHT is a journey. A collection of stories told in poetic verse and prose of the layers of the human spirit. Stories of life and love and joys and sorrows chronicled by dates in random order taken from events in life. Stories of fact and fiction beginning in DARK SHADES before migrating through the MEDIUM SHADES of life into the eventuality of LIGHT SHADES where hope always springs eternal when willing souls refuse to give into anything less than they deserve. SHADES of GRAY-INTO THE LIGHT is a story of change! A story of facing challenges head on that we sometimes create ourselves as life hands them to us allowing us to make the choices that dictate where our lives will go. We stand on the threshfold of change where hopes rewards are but a few steps away as long as we dare to dream!
📒One Man S Planet ✍ Stephen M. Testa
✏One Man s Planet Book Summary : One Man's Planet is a slightly off-centered geologist's introduction to how politics, pop-culture and the earth sciences mix it up every day in all of our lives. A humorous look at a myriad of issue that grace the news and drive political debates from local councils to international discourse. One Man’s Planet picks apart the rhetoric on all sides of these debates to look at how the science describes the issue, often to the nakedness of the opposing parties. Tackling topics like climate, energy, water, and hazards, Stephen Testa channels Beanie Babies, Mad Max, and Shakespeare among others to examine the latest scientific understanding of these issues. Author Stephen Testa weaves science, personalities, pop culture and politics into a very informative and entertaining tapestry on the planet today and the planet's tomorrow. Come tour the Earth with Testa as your guide!
📒An Analytical Guide To Television S Battlestar Galactica ✍ John Kenneth Muir
✏An Analytical Guide to Television s Battlestar Galactica Book Summary : When the space drama Battlestar Galactica debuted on ABC in 1978, it was expected to be the most popular new program of the year. Instead, it was attacked as a Star Wars rip-off and canceled after a mere 17 stories. The author acknowledges the show was full of dramatic clichés and scientific inaccuracies, but despite these shortcomings, Battlestar Galactica was a dramatically resonant series full of unique and individual characters, such as Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) and ace warrior Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch). The author contends that Battlestar Galactica was a memorable attempt to make science fiction accessible to mainstream television audiences. The brilliant work of artist John Dykstra brought a new world of special effects to network television. Battlestar Galactica also skillfully exploited legends and names from both the Bible and ancient mythology, which added a layer of depth and maturity to the weekly drama.
📒Planet Narnia ✍ Michael Ward
✏Planet Narnia Book Summary : For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a mystery. Michael Ward has finally solved the enigma. In Planet Narnia he demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject which fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - - planets which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value" and "especially worthwhile in our own generation". Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains conna?tre knowledge of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody. Planet Narnia is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles, but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance.
📒Escape From Planet Yastol ✍ Pamela F. Service
✏Escape from Planet Yastol Book Summary : Josh Higgins loves to make up stories about other planets. At least he thought he was making them up. After Josh publishes his first book, sinister blue aliens visit Earth! Josh quickly learns that the worlds he wrote about in his stories are way too real. The outer space thugs take Josh and his kid sister Maggie all the way to the desert planet Yastol. And when Josh and Maggie refuse to aid the blue guys, a chase begins across Yastol's harsh landscape. Will the help of the planet's brave Prince Izor be enough to save Yastol from the bad blue aliens? Or will the planet's many dangers finish off Josh and Maggie first?